Explore the natural beauty of Hawaii in this week long trip to Oahu and Kauai, where you can experience Honolulu’s wartime history and stunning snorkelling spots before relaxing on the white beaches of Kauai. The island of Oahu will be your first stop, where you’ll take a tour of Pearl Harbour and the memorial there, before exploring Honolulu on a city tour. The rest of your time here can be spent enjoying a traditional luau on Waikiki Beach or hiking Diamond Head for views over the ocean. In Kauai you’ll discover the natural splendour of Hawaii, from the Na Pali coastline, where narrow waterfalls cascade down the lush mountains, to the quiet beaches of the north shore where you can relax on the sand or try surfing the famously crashing waves.
This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.
On arrival onto Oahu you’ll enjoy a flower lei greeting at the airport before being transferred to your hotel in Waikiki Beach. This evening why not walk along enjoying the sunset and trying a cocktail on one of the most famous beaches in the world.
This morning you’ll embark on a tour to Pearl Harbour, the scene of the infamous Japanese attack that triggered the USA’s entry into World War II. Here you’ll visit the Arizona Memorial, above the site of the sunken ship that sits on the floor of the harbour, where many lives were lost. After touring the memorial you’ll visit the Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific, located in the caldera of an extinct volcano before taking a tour of the city of Honolulu, where you’ll visit the Kawaiahao Church and see the statue of King Kamehameha, the founder of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
Today is yours to enjoy the island, whether you lounge on the beaches of Waikiki or adventure further afield. If you’d like to experience some world class snorkelling, then head to Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, where a colourful coral reef sits in an extinct volcanoes crater on the south coast. Turtles are regularly seen as well as lipstick tangs and trumpet fish.
In the morning, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight from Honolulu to Kauai. On arrival in Kauai, you’ll pick up your car hire from the airport and drive to your hotel - the rest of the day is at leisure so why not head to Poipu Beach and watch the magnificent Spouting Horn Blowhole as the sunset in the background.
On your first day in Kauai, the best place to explore is the Waimea Canyon which rivals the Grand Canyon in its beauty and colours. Here you can cruise along the Waimea Canyon Drive, stopping off at lookouts along the way and taking short hikes from the main road. After exploring the gorgeous views of the canyon, drive back down to the beach and, whether you choose Tunnels Beach, Hanalei Bay or Poipu, you will have a wonderful afternoon relaxing on the golden sands and snorkelling off the coast and enjoy the Hawaiian sun.
With another day free in Kauai, it’s a great idea to hike a section of the Na Pali coastline. Made famous by Jurassic Park, this beautiful mountainous area was created by the water runoff from Mount Wai’ale’ale, one of the rainiest spots on earth. In English the name Wai’ale’ale means “overflowing water” and the mountain really lives up to its name, forcing streams of water down the sides and creating the deep valleys that make Na Pali so beautiful.
We can book you a guided trek along part of the Na Pali Coast trail, a 6-hour round trip to Hanakapiaai Beach which will give you a taste of this beautiful area but if you really want to see it close up then we recommend a helicopter tour which will give you unreal views out over the jagged mountains with crashing turquoise waves crashing below. We can book either of these tours for you today, just ask your consultant to include it in your quote.
Sadly your time in Hawaii has come to an end and today you’ll return your car to the airport before catching you flight back to Honolulu. Aloha!
High Season in Hawaii is from December to April & June to August, winter is wetter but is a good time for whale watching and surfing. Prices around the Christmas, New Year and Easter holidays are the highest with October & November being the cheapest months to visit. May and September can be a good time to visit with crowds fewer and temperatures mild.
This itinerary is purely a suggestion, and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.
6 nights in 3* accommodation.
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